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2022 FBAR Conversion Rates | FBAR Tax Lawyer & Attorney

The 2022 FBAR conversion rates are very important for your US international tax compliance. The reason for their importance is their relation to FBAR (FinCEN Form 114) and the IRS Form 8938. The 2022 FBAR and 2022 Form 8938 instructions both require that 2022 FBAR conversion rates be used to report the required highest balances of foreign financial assets on these forms (in the case of Form 8938, the 2022 FBAR conversion rates is the default choice, not an exclusive one). In other words, the 2022 FBAR conversion rates are used to translate foreign-currency highest balances into US dollars for the purposes of FBAR and Form 8938 compliance.

The U.S. Department of Treasury  already published the 2022 FBAR conversion rates online (they are called “Treasury’s Financial Management Service rates” or the “FMS rates”).

Since the 2022 FBAR conversion rates are highly important to US taxpayers, international tax lawyers and international tax accountants, Sherayzen Law Office provides the table below listing the official 2022 FBAR conversion rates (note that the readers still need to refer to the official website for any updates).

Country – Currency Foreign Currency to $1.00
AFGHANISTAN – AFGHANI89.11
ALBANIA – LEK106.5
ALGERIA – DINAR136.467
ANGOLA – KWANZA503.65
ANTIGUA – BARBUDA – E. CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
ARGENTINA – PESO183
ARMENIA – DRAM400
AUSTRALIA – DOLLAR1.471
AUSTRIA – EURO0.936
AZERBAIJAN – NEW MANAT1.7
BAHAMAS – DOLLAR1.0000
BAHRAIN – DINAR0.3770
BANGLADESH – TAKA105
BARBADOS – DOLLAR2.02
BELARUS – NEW RUBLE2.518
BELGIUM – EURO0.936
BELIZE – DOLLAR2
BENIN – CFA FRANC 614.84
BERMUDA – DOLLAR1
BOLIVIA – BOLIVIANO6.86
BOSNIA – MARKA1.83
BOTSWANA – PULA12.739
BRAZIL – REAL5.286
BRUNEI – DOLLAR1.34
BULGARIA – LEV New1.83
BURKINA FASO – CFA FRANC614.84
BURMA – KYAT2100
BURUNDI – FRANC2045.3
CAMBODIA – RIEL4051
CAMEROON – CFA FRANC613.79
CANADA – DOLLAR1.354
CAPE VERDE – ESCUDO103.16
CAYMAN ISLANDS – DOLLAR0.82
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – CFA FRANC613.79
CHAD – CFA FRANC613.79
CHILE – PESO851.5
CHINA – RENMINBI6.897
COLOMBIA – PESO4845.83
COMOROS – FRANC461.6
CONGO – CFA FRANC613.79
COSTA RICA – COLON591.36
COTE D’IVOIRE – CFA FRANC614.84
CROATIA – KUNA6.87
CROATIA – EURO0.936*
CUBA – Chavito1
CYPRUS – EURO0.936
CZECH REPUBLIC – KORUNA22.102
DEM. REP. OF CONGO – FRANC2012
DENMARK – KRONE6.959
DJIBOUTI – FRANC177
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – PESO55.72
ECUADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EGYPT – POUND24.74**
EGYPT – POUND29.5**
EL SALVADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EQUATORIAL GUINEA – CFA FRANC613.79
ERITREA – NAKFA15
ESTONIA – EURO0.936
ETHIOPIA – BIRR53.339
EURO ZONE – EURO0.936
FIJI – DOLLAR2.176
FINLAND – EURO0.936
FRANCE – EURO0.936
GABON – CFA FRANC613.79
GAMBIA – DALASI61
GEORGIA – LARI2.665
GERMANY – EURO0.936
GHANA – CEDI9.8***
GHANA – CEDI11.5***
GREECE – EURO0.936
GRENADA – EAST CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7
GUATEMALA – QUETZAL7.84
GUINEA – FRANC8554
GUINEA BISSAU – CFA FRANC614.84
GUYANA – DOLLAR215
HAITI – GOURDE145
HONDURAS – LEMPIRA24.552
HONG KONG – DOLLAR7.797
HUNGARY – FORINT374.63
ICELAND – KRONA141.61
INDIA – RUPEE82.599
INDONESIA – RUPIAH15528.42
IRAN – RIAL42000
IRAQ – DINAR1458.53
IRELAND – EURO0.936
ISRAEL – SHEKEL3.518
ITALY – EURO0.936
JAMAICA – DOLLAR150
JAPAN – YEN131.83
JORDAN – DINAR0.708
KAZAKHSTAN – TENGE462.54
KENYA – SHILLING123.25
KOREA – WON1252.61
KOSOVO – EURO0.936
KUWAIT – DINAR0.306
KYRGYZSTAN – SOM85.68
LAOS – KIP17217
LATVIA – EURO0.936
LEBANON – POUND1500
LESOTHO – MALOTI16.948
LIBERIA – DOLLAR153.5
LIBYA – DINAR4.817
LITHUANIA – EURO0.936
LUXEMBOURG – EURO0.936
MADAGASCAR – ARIARY4360
MALAWI – KWACHA1035.49
MALAYSIA – RINGGIT4.4
MALDIVES – RUFIYAA15.42
MALI – CFA FRANC614.84
MALTA – EURO0.936
MARSHALL ISLANDS – DOLLAR1
MAURITANIA – OUGUIYA37
MAURITIUS – RUPEE43.85
MEXICO – PESO19.546
MICRONESIA – DOLLAR1
MOLDOVA – LEU19.08
MONGOLIA – TUGRIK3443.37
MONTENEGRO – EURO0.936
MOROCCO – DIRHAM10.48
MOZAMBIQUE – METICAL 63.24
NAMIBIA – DOLLAR16.948
NEPAL – RUPEE132.25
NETHERLANDS – EURO0.936
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES – GUILDER1.78
NEW ZEALAND – DOLLAR1.575
NICARAGUA – CORDOBA36.15
NIGER – CFA FRANC614.84
NIGERIA – NAIRA440
NORWAY – KRONE9.831
OMAN – RIAL0.385
PAKISTAN – RUPEE226.4
PANAMA – BALBOANot Listed
PANAMA – DOLARES1
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – KINA3.431
PARAGUAY – GUARANI7309.61
PERU – SOL3.786
PHILIPPINES – PESO55.606
POLAND – ZLOTY4.38
PORTUGAL – EURO0.936
QATAR – RIYAL3.64
REP. OF N MACEDONIA – DINAR57.56
REPUBLIC OF PALAU – DOLLAR1
ROMANIA – NEW LEU 4.627
RUSSIA – RUBLE71.481
RWANDA – FRANC1060
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE – NEW DOBRAS23.062
SAUDI ARABIA – RIYAL3.75
SENEGAL – CFA FRANC614.84
SERBIA – DINAR109.69
SEYCHELLES – RUPEE12.87
SIERRA LEONE – LEONE18.8
SINGAPORE – DOLLAR1.34
SLOVAK REPUBLIC – EURO0.936
SLOVENIA – EURO0.936
SOLOMON ISLANDS – DOLLAR7.949
SOMALI – SHILLING565
SOUTH AFRICA – RAND16.948
SOUTH SUDANESE – POUND669
SPAIN – EURO0.936
SRI LANKA – RUPEE363
ST LUCIA – E CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7
SUDAN – SUDANESE POUND576
SURINAME – GUILDER31.714
SWAZILAND – LANGENI16.948
SWEDEN – KRONA10.386
SWITZERLAND – FRANC0.923
SYRIA – POUND2510
TAIWAN – DOLLAR30.648
TAJIKISTAN – SOMONI10.16
TANZANIA – SHILLING2329
THAILAND – BAHT34.52
TIMOR – LESTE DILI1
TOGO – CFA FRANC614.84
TONGA – PA’ANGA2.261
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – DOLLAR6.765
TUNISIA – DINAR3.094
TURKEY – NEW LIRA18.711
TURKMENISTAN – NEW MANAT3.491
UGANDA – SHILLING3715
UKRAINE – HRYVNIA36.569
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DIRHAM3.673
UNITED KINGDOM – POUND STERLING0.83
URUGUAY – PESO39.95
UZBEKISTAN – SOM11224.32
VANUATU – VATU119.9
VENEZUELA – BOLIVAR SOBERANO17.236****
VENEZUELA – BOLIVAR SOBERANO19.23****
VENEZUELA – FUERTE (OLD)248832
VIETNAM – DONG23610
WESTERN SAMOA – TALA2.607
YEMEN – RIAL580
ZAMBIA – NEW KWACHA 18.1
ZIMBABWE – RTGS654.66

*Note #1: the official exchange rate for Euro on December 31, 2022 was 0.936; however, with respect to Croatia the Department of the Treasury lists 0.925. We believe that this is a mistake. Please, consult the Department of the Treasury for clarification.

**Note #2: the Treasury Department lists two alternative rates for the Egyptian Pound without clarification which rate should be used for FBAR and Form 8938. We believe that the second rate is correct as it more properly reflects the conversion rate at that time. However, if you wish to follow the safest route, you can use 24.74 conversion rate. Please, consult the Department of the Treasury for clarification.

***Note #3: the Treasury Department lists two alternative rates for the Ghanan Cedi without clarification which rate should be used for FBAR and Form 8938. We believe that the second rate is correct as it more properly reflects the conversion rate at that time. However, if you wish to follow the safest route, you can use 9.8 conversion rate. Please, consult the Department of the Treasury for clarification.

****Note #4: the Treasury Department lists two alternative rates for the Venezuelan Bolivar Soberano without clarification which rate should be used for FBAR and Form 8938. We believe that the second rate is correct as it more properly reflects the conversion rate at that time. However, if you wish to follow the safest route, you can use 17.236 conversion rate. Please, consult the Department of the Treasury for clarification.

2021 FBAR Conversion Rates | FBAR Tax Lawyer & Attorney

The 2021 FBAR conversion rates are highly important in US international tax compliance. The 2021 FBAR and 2021 Form 8938 instructions both require that 2021 FBAR conversion rates be used to report the required highest balances of foreign financial assets on these forms (in the case of Form 8938, the 2021 FBAR conversion rates is the default choice, not an exclusive one). In other words, the 2021 FBAR conversion rates are used to translate foreign-currency highest balances into US dollars for the purposes of FBAR and Form 8938 compliance.

The U.S. Department of Treasury  already published the 2021 FBAR conversion rates online (they are called “Treasury’s Financial Management Service rates” or the “FMS rates”).

Since the 2021 FBAR conversion rates are highly important to US taxpayers, international tax lawyers and international tax accountants, Sherayzen Law Office provides the table below listing the official 2021 FBAR conversion rates (note that the readers still need to refer to the official website for any updates).

Country – Currency Foreign Currency to $1.00
AFGHANISTAN – AFGHANI103.4000
ALBANIA – LEK105.9500
ALGERIA – DINAR138.2840
ANGOLA – KWANZA562.4400
ANTIGUA – BARBUDA – E. CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
ARGENTINA – PESO107.7500
ARMENIA – DRAM485.0000
AUSTRALIA – DOLLAR1.3750
AUSTRIA – EURO0.8820
AZERBAIJAN – NEW MANAT1.7000
BAHAMAS – DOLLAR1.0000
BAHRAIN – DINAR0.3770
BANGLADESH – TAKA86.0000
BARBADOS – DOLLAR2.0200
BELARUS – NEW RUBLE2.5440
BELGIUM – EURO0.8820
BELIZE – DOLLAR2.0000
BENIN – CFA FRANC581.8400
BERMUDA – DOLLAR1.0000
BOLIVIA – BOLIVIANO6.8200
BOSNIA – MARKA1.7240
BOTSWANA – PULA11.7100
BRAZIL – REAL5.6680
BRUNEI – DOLLAR1.3520
BULGARIA – LEV New1.7240
BURKINA FASO – CFA FRANC581.8400
BURMA – KYAT1,769.5000
BURUNDI – FRANC1,989.1000
CAMBODIA – RIEL4051.0000
CAMEROON – CFA FRANC578.2400
CANADA – DOLLAR1.2770
CAPE VERDE – ESCUDO97.2200
CAYMAN ISLANDS – DOLLAR0.8200
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – CFA FRANC578.2400
CHAD – CFA FRANC578.2400
CHILE – PESO842.5000
CHINA – RENMINBI6.3730
COLOMBIA – PESO4030.4300
COMOROS – FRANC434.7300
CONGO – CFA FRANC578.2400
COSTA RICA – COLON638.2700
COTE D’IVOIRE – CFA FRANC581.8400
CROATIA – KUNA6.4500
CUBA – Chavito1.0000
CYPRUS – EURO0.8820
CZECH REPUBLIC – KORUNA21.4170
DEM. REP. OF CONGO – FRANC1,987.8000
DENMARK – KRONE6.5560
DJIBOUTI – FRANC177.0000
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – PESO56.7900
ECUADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EGYPT – POUND15.6800
EL SALVADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EQUATORIAL GUINEA – CFA FRANC578.2400
ERITREA – NAKFA15.0000
ESTONIA – EURO0.8820
ETHIOPIA – BIRR49.1320
EURO ZONE – EURO0.8820
FIJI – DOLLAR2.1030
FINLAND – EURO0.8820
FRANCE – EURO0.8820
GABON – CFA FRANC578.2400
GAMBIA – DALASI52.0000
GEORGIA – LARI3.0750
GERMANY – EURO0.8820
GHANA – CEDI6.0500
GREECE – EURO0.8820
GRENADA – EAST CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
GUATEMALA – QUENTZAL7.7000
GUINEA BISSAU – CFA FRANC581.8400
GUINEA – FRANC9234.2000
GUYANA – DOLLAR215.0000
HAITI – GOURDE99.7710
HONDURAS – LEMPIRA24.2540
HONG KONG – DOLLAR7.7990
HUNGARY – FORINT326.3200
ICELAND – KRONA129.9800
INDIA – RUPEE74.3430
INDONESIA – RUPIAH14,195.2800
IRAN – RIAL42,000.0000
IRAQ – DINAR1,458.5400
IRELAND – EURO0.8820
ISRAEL – SHEKEL3.0990
ITALY – EURO0.8820
JAMAICA – DOLLAR155.0000
JAPAN – YEN115.0400
JORDAN – DINAR0.7080
KAZAKHSTAN – TENGE436.8800
KENYA – SHILLING113.0500
KOREA – WON1,188.9200
KOSOVO – EURO0.8820
KUWAIT – DINAR0.3020
KYRGYZSTAN – SOM84.7910
LAOS – KIP11,148.8000
LATVIA – EURO0.8820
LEBANON – POUND1,500.0000
LESOTHO – MALOTI15.8820
LIBERIA – DOLLAR143.7000
LIBYA – DINAR4.5870
LITHUANIA – EURO0.8820
LUXEMBOURG – EURO0.8820
MADAGASCAR – ARIARY3,902.0000
MALAWI – KWACHA920.0000
MALAYSIA – RINGGIT4.1750
MALDIVES – RUFIYAA15.4200
MALI – CFA FRANC581.8400
MALTA – EURO0.8820
MARSHALL ISLANDS – DOLLAR1.0000
MARTINIQUE – EURO0.8820
MAURITANIA – OUGUIYA37.0000
MAURITIUS – RUPEE43.7500
MEXICO – PESO20.5310
MICRONESIA – DOLLAR1.0000
MOLDOVA – LEU17.6370
MONGOLIA – TUGRIK2,848.6300
MONTENEGRO – EURO0.8820
MOROCCO – DIRHAM9.2710
MOZAMBIQUE – METICAL 63.2000
NAMIBIA – DOLLAR15.8820
NEPAL – RUPEE119.3500
NETHERLANDS – EURO0.8820
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES – GUILDER1.7800
NEW ZEALAND – DOLLAR1.4600
NICARAGUA – CORDOBA35.5000
NIGER – CFA FRANC581.8400
NIGERIA – NAIRA405.0000
NORWAY – KRONE8.7780
OMAN – RIAL0.3850
PAKISTAN – RUPEE177.9700
PANAMA – BALBOANot Listed
PANAMA – DOLARES1.0000
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – KINA3.5090
PARAGUAY – GUARANI6,854.0000
PERU – SOL3.9690
PHILIPPINES – PESO51.0300
POLAND – ZLOTY4.0530
PORTUGAL – EURO0.8820
QATAR – RIYAL3.6400
REP. OF N MACEDONIA – DINAR54.2300
REPUBLIC OF PALAU – DOLLAR1.0000
ROMANIA – NEW LEU 4.3610
RUSSIA – RUBLE74.9990
RWANDA – FRANC1000.0000
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE – NEW DOBRAS21.6230
SAUDI ARABIA – RIYAL3.7500
SENEGAL – CFA FRANC581.8400
SERBIA – DINAR103.5800
SEYCHELLES – RUPEE13.3300
SIERRA LEONE – LEONE11,221.7000
SINGAPORE – DOLLAR1.3520
SLOVAK REPUBLIC – EURO0.8820
SLOVENIA – EURO0.8820
SOLOMON ISLANDS – DOLLAR7.8860
SOMALI – SHILLING575.0000
SOUTH AFRICA – RAND15.8820
SOUTH SUDANESE – POUND421.0000
SPAIN – EURO0.8820
SRI LANKA – RUPEE202.7500
ST LUCIA – E CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
SUDAN – SUDANESE POUND449.0000
SURINAME – GUILDER19.5310
SWAZILAND – LANGENI15.8820
SWEDEN – KRONA9.0250
SWITZERLAND – FRANC0.9140
SYRIA – POUND2,511.0000
TAIWAN – DOLLAR27.7070
TAJIKISTAN – SOMONI11.2800
TANZANIA – SHILLING2,302.0000
THAILAND – BAHT33.4000
TIMOR – LESTE DILI1.0000
TOGO – CFA FRANC581.8400
TONGA – PA’ANGA2.2290
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – DOLLAR6.7590
TUNISIA – DINAR2.8760
TURKEY – NEW LIRA12.9560
TURKMENISTAN – NEW MANAT3.4910
UGANDA – SHILLING3,537.0000
UKRAINE – HRYVNIA27.3220
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DIRHAM3.6730
UNITED KINGDOM – POUND STERLING0.7400
URUGUAY – PESO44.4500
UZBEKISTAN – SOM10,805.7000
VANUATU – VATU111.2200
VENEZUELA – BOLIVAR SOBERANO4.5780
VENEZUELA – FUERTE (OLD)248,832.0000
VIETNAM – DONG22,765.0000
WESTERN SAMOA – TALA2.5650
YEMEN – RIAL580.0000
ZAMBIA – NEW KWACHA16.6320
ZIMBABWE – RTGS105.9490

2020 FBAR Conversion Rates | FBAR Tax Lawyer & Attorney

The 2020 FBAR conversion rates are highly important in US international tax compliance. The 2020 FBAR and 2020 Form 8938 instructions both require that 2020 FBAR conversion rates be used to report the required highest balances of foreign financial assets on these forms (in the case of Form 8938, the 2020 FBAR conversion rates is the default choice, not an exclusive one). In other words, the 2020 FBAR conversion rates are used to translate foreign-currency highest balances into US dollars for the purposes of FBAR and Form 8938 compliance.

The U.S. Department of Treasury  already published the 2020 FBAR conversion rates online (they are called “Treasury’s Financial Management Service rates” or the “FMS rates”).

Since the 2020 FBAR conversion rates are highly important to US taxpayers, international tax lawyers and international tax accountants, Sherayzen Law Office provides the table below listing the official 2020 FBAR conversion rates (note that the readers still need to refer to the official website for any updates).

Country – Currency Foreign Currency to $1.00
AFGHANISTAN – AFGHANI77.0900
ALBANIA – LEK100.3500
ALGERIA – DINAR132.2120
ANGOLA – KWANZA649.6000
ANTIGUA – BARBUDA – E. CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
ARGENTINA – PESO89.2500
ARMENIA – DRAM515.0000
AUSTRALIA – DOLLAR1.2940
AUSTRIA – EURO0.8150
AZERBAIJAN – NEW MANAT1.7000
BAHAMAS – DOLLAR1.0000
BAHRAIN – DINAR0.3770
BANGLADESH – TAKA85.0000
BARBADOS – DOLLAR2.0200
BELARUS – NEW RUBLE2.5980
BELGIUM – EURO0.8150
BELIZE – DOLLAR2.0000
BENIN – CFA FRANC529.0000
BERMUDA – DOLLAR1.0000
BOLIVIA – BOLIVIANO6.8100
BOSNIA – MARKA1.5940
BOTSWANA – PULA10.7990
BRAZIL – REAL5.1940
BRUNEI – DOLLAR1.3220
BULGARIA – LEV1.5940
BURKINA FASO – CFA FRANC529.0000
BURMA-KYAT1,326.0000
BURUNDI – FRANC1,930.6100
CAMBODIA (KHMER) – RIEL4,051.0000
CAMEROON – CFA FRANC529.2600
CANADA – DOLLAR1.2750
CAPE VERDE – ESCUDO89.8300
CAYMAN ISLANDS – DOLLAR0.8200
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – CFA FRANC529.2600
CHAD – CFA FRANC529.2600
CHILE – PESO709.7500
CHINA – RENMINBI6.5400
COLOMBIA – PESO3,414.5000
COMOROS – FRANC400.6200
CONGO – CFA FRANC529.2600
COSTA RICA – COLON609.1000
COTE D’IVOIRE – CFA FRANC529.0000
CROATIA – KUNA5.9500
CUBA – Chavito1.0000
CYPRUS – EURO0.8150
CZECH REPUBLIC – KORUNA20.7540
DEM. REP. OF CONGO – FRANC1,966.4800
DENMARK – KRONE6.0650
DJIBOUTI – FRANC177.0000
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – PESO58.1400
ECUADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EGYPT – POUND15.6900
EL SALVADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EQUATORIAL GUINEA – CFA FRANC529.2600
ERITREA – NAKFA15.0000
ESTONIA – EURO0.8150
ETHIOPIA – BIRR39.1810
EURO ZONE – EURO0.8150
FIJI – DOLLAR2.0040
FINLAND – EURO0.8150
FRANCE – EURO0.8150
GABON – CFA FRANC529.2600
GAMBIA – DALASI52.0000
GEORGIA – LARI3.2700
GERMANY – EURO0.8150
GHANA – CEDI5.8100
GREECE – EURO0.8150
GRENADA – EAST CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
GUATEMALA – QUENTZAL7.7800
GUINEA BISSAU – CFA FRANC529.0000
GUINEA – FRANC9,990.0000
GUYANA – DOLLAR215.0000
HAITI – GOURDE71.6060
HONDURAS – LEMPIRA25.0000
HONG KONG – DOLLAR7.7530
HUNGARY – FORINT296.7600
ICELAND – KRONA127.1100
INDIA – RUPEE73.0340
INDONESIA – RUPIAH14,028.0000
IRAN – RIAL42,000.0000
IRAQ – DINAR1,138.0000
IRELAND – EURO0.8150
ISRAEL – SHEKEL3.2130
ITALY – EURO0.8150
JAMAICA – DOLLAR150.0000
JAPAN – YEN103.0800
JORDAN – DINAR0.7080
KAZAKHSTAN – TENGE421.2700
KENYA – SHILLING109.1000
KOREA – WON1,087.6600
KOSOVO – EURO0.8150
KUWAIT – DINAR0.3040
KYRGYZSTAN – SOM82.6500
LAOS – KIP9,280.0000
LATVIA – EURO0.8150
LEBANON – POUND1,500.0000
LESOTHO – MALOTI14.6730
LIBERIA – DOLLAR163.0000
LIBYA – DINAR1.3330
LITHUANIA – EURO0.8150
LUXEMBOURG – EURO0.8150
MADAGASCAR – ARIARY3,824.8000
MALAWI – KWACHA820.0000
MALAYSIA – RINGGIT4.0200
MALDIVES – RUFIYAA15.4200
MALI – CFA FRANC529.0000
MALTA – EURO0.8150
MARSHALL ISLANDS – DOLLAR1.0000
MARTINIQUE – EURO0.8150
MAURITANIA – OUGUIYA37.0000
MAURITIUS – RUPEE39.5500
MEXICO – PESO19.9130
MICRONESIA – DOLLAR1.0000
MOLDOVA – LEU17.0800
MONGOLIA – TUGRIK2,849.7700
MONTENEGRO – EURO0.8150
MOROCCO – DIRHAM8.9170
MOZAMBIQUE – METICAL 74.2000
NAMIBIA – DOLLAR14.6730
NEPAL – RUPEE117.0000
NETHERLANDS – EURO0.8150
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES – GUILDER1.7800
NEW ZEALAND – DOLLAR1.3830
NICARAGUA – CORDOBA34.9000
NIGER – CFA FRANC529.0000
NIGERIA – NAIRA385.0000
NORWAY – KRONE8.5300
OMAN – RIAL0.3850
PAKISTAN – RUPEE159.7500
PANAMA – BALBOA1.0000
PANAMA – DOLARES1.0000
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – KINA3.5090
PARAGUAY – GUARANI6,891.9600
PERU – SOL3.6190
PHILIPPINES – PESO48.1730
POLAND – ZLOTY3.7130
PORTUGAL – EURO0.8150
QATAR – RIYAL3.6400
REP. OF N MACEDONIA – DINAR50.1300
REPUBLIC OF PALAU – DOLLAR1.0000
ROMANIA – NEW LEU 3.9660
RUSSIA – RUBLE74.4600
RWANDA – FRANC950.0000
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE – NEW DOBRAS20.0510
SAUDI ARABIA – RIYAL3.7500
SENEGAL – CFA FRANC529.0000
SERBIA – DINAR95.8000
SEYCHELLES – RUPEE20.9100
SIERRA LEONE – LEONE9,997.0000
SINGAPORE – DOLLAR1.3220
SLOVAK REPUBLIC – EURO0.8150
SLOVENIA – EURO0.8150
SOLOMON ISLANDS – DOLLAR7.7340
SOMALI – SHILLING575.0000
SOUTH AFRICA – RAND14.6730
SOUTH SUDANESE – POUND177.0000
SPAIN – EURO0.8150
SRI LANKA – RUPEE185.0000
ST LUCIA – E CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
SUDAN – SUDANESE POUND55.0000
SURINAME – GUILDER14.2900
SWAZILAND – LANGENI14.6730
SWEDEN – KRONA8.1720
SWITZERLAND – FRANC0.8810
SYRIA – POUND1,256.0000
TAIWAN – DOLLAR28.0740
TAJIKISTAN – SOMONI11.3250
TANZANIA – SHILLING2,314.0000
THAILAND – BAHT29.9200
TIMOR – LESTE DILI1.0000
TOGO – CFA FRANC529.0000
TONGA – PA’ANGA2.1980
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – DOLLAR6.6980
TUNISIA – DINAR2.6830
TURKEY – LIRA7.4240
TURKMENISTAN – NEW MANAT3.4910
UGANDA – SHILLING3,649.0000
UKRAINE – HRYVNIA28.3000
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DIRHAM3.6730
UNITED KINGDOM – POUND STERLING0.7320
URUGUAY – PESO42.1400
UZBEKISTAN – SOM10,471.9200
VANUATU – VATU106.2300
VENEZUELA – BOLIVAR SOBERANO1,104,430.5870
VENEZUELA – FUERTE (OLD)248,832.0000
VIETNAM – DONG23,070.0000
WESTERN SAMOA – TALA2.4440
YEMEN – RIAL480.0000
ZAMBIA – NEW KWACHA21.1400
ZIMBABWE – RTGS79.7420

FBAR Voluntary Disclosure | International Tax Lawyer & Attorney

I often receive calls from prospective clients who talk about FBAR voluntary disclosure. They usually have no clear idea of what is meant by this term and what its requirements are. In this article, I will discuss this concept of FBAR Voluntary Disclosure and explain how this concept covers a variety of offshore voluntary disclosure options.

FBAR Voluntary Disclosure: What is FBAR?

Before we discuss the meaning of FBAR Voluntary Disclosure, we need to understand what “FBAR” is. FBAR is an acronym for Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, officially known as FinCEN Form 114. US Persons must file FBAR to report their financial interest in or signatory authority or any other authority over foreign bank and financial accounts if the aggregate value of these accounts exceeds $10,000 at any point during a calendar year.

FBAR Voluntary Disclosure: Why FBAR Compliance Is So Important?

US taxpayers who fail to comply with their FBAR obligations may find themselves in an extremely difficult legal position, because FBAR has a highly complex and an exceptionally severe penalty system, which includes even criminal penalties for FBAR noncompliance. The form’s civil penalties include not only willful penalties, but also non-willful penalties – i.e. the IRS can assess FBAR penalties even if a taxpayer’s failure to file his FBARs was unintentional and accidental.

FBAR Voluntary Disclosure: What is Voluntary Disclosure?

“Voluntary disclosure” is a process by which taxpayers voluntarily self-correct their past noncompliance. When this process involves foreign assets, it is called “offshore voluntary disclosure”.

FBAR Voluntary Disclosure: Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Options (Tax Year 2020)

The IRS has created a number of voluntary disclosure programs to encourage taxpayers to come forward and correct their past US tax noncompliance. These offshore voluntary disclosure options include: Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures, Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures, Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures, Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures (effectively discontinued several weeks ago), IRS Criminal Investigation Voluntary Disclosure Practice (used to be called “Traditional IRS Voluntary Disclosure”) and the now-closed OVDP (Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Process) and OVDI (Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative).

Moreover, there is also a voluntary disclosure based on Reasonable Cause exception that is sometimes called “noisy disclosure”. This is not an official IRS voluntary disclosure program, but simply a voluntary disclosure venue based on specific provisions in the Internal Revenue Code.

Finally, some taxpayers attempt to do “quiet disclosures”. A quiet disclosure can mean a range of actions voluntarily taken by a taxpayer to comply with US international tax laws without officially informing the IRS about his past noncompliance with them. In other words, a taxpayer never takes advantage of any of the voluntary disclosure options and does not claim Reasonable Cause Exception defense; rather, he either files amended tax returns or simply starts to comply with US international tax laws without doing anything about his past noncompliance.

The IRS strongly disfavors quiet disclosures and does not consider them to be voluntary disclosures. In fact, the IRS has officially stated that the agency will try to identify the taxpayers who are doing it and audit them in order to impose penalties for past noncompliance.

FBAR Voluntary Disclosure Versus Offshore Voluntary Disclosure

You probably already noticed that I never listed “FBAR Voluntary Disclosure” as a voluntary disclosure option. The reason is because it is not an official voluntary disclosure option. Rather, FBAR Voluntary Disclosure is merely a term that refers to any offshore voluntary disclosure option involving past FBAR noncompliance (such as Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures).

Hence, when a prospective client calls me to discuss his FBAR voluntary disclosure, I know that he does not mean any specific offshore voluntary disclosure program but merely wishes to know what option he should use to voluntarily correct his past FBAR noncompliance.

Contact Sherayzen Law Office About Your FBAR Voluntary Disclosure

If you have not filed your required FBARs for prior years, you should contact Sherayzen Law Office as soon as possible. Sherayzen Law Office is a leader in offshore voluntary disclosures involving FBARs – this is our core specialty.

We have filed thousands of FBARs for hundreds of clients all over the world. We have prepared hundreds of voluntary disclosures under all offshore voluntary disclosure options, including Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures and Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures. We can help you!

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Confidential Consultation!

2019 FBAR Conversion Rates | FBAR Tax Lawyer & Attorney

The 2019 FBAR conversion rates are highly important in US international tax compliance. The 2019 FBAR and 2019 Form 8938 instructions both require that 2019 FBAR conversion rates be used to report the required highest balances of foreign financial assets on these forms (in the case of Form 8938, the 2019 FBAR conversion rates is the default choice, not an exclusive one). In other words, the 2019 FBAR conversion rates are used to translate foreign-currency highest balances into US dollars for the purposes of FBAR and Form 8938 compliance.

The U.S. Department of Treasury  already published the 2019 FBAR conversion rates online (they are called “Treasury’s Financial Management Service rates” or the “FMS rates”).

Since the 2019 FBAR conversion rates are highly important to US taxpayers, international tax lawyers and international tax accountants, Sherayzen Law Office provides the table below listing the official 2019 FBAR conversion rates (note that the readers still need to refer to the official website for any updates).

Country – Currency Foreign Currency to $1.00
AFGHANISTAN – AFGHANI77.6250
ALBANIA – LEK108.2100
ALGERIA – DINAR118.7800
ANGOLA – KWANZA475.0000
ANTIGUA – BARBUDA – E. CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
ARGENTINA – PESO59.8700
ARMENIA – DRAM475.0000
AUSTRALIA – DOLLAR1.4250
AUSTRIA – EURO0.8900
AZERBAIJAN – NEW MANAT1.7000
BAHAMAS – DOLLAR1.0000
BAHRAIN – DINAR0.3770
BANGLADESH – TAKA85.0000
BARBADOS – DOLLAR2.0200
BELARUS – NEW RUBLE2.1040
BELGIUM – EURO0.8900
BELIZE – DOLLAR2.0000
BENIN – CFA FRANC582.0000
BERMUDA – DOLLAR1.0000
BOLIVIA – BOLIVIANO6.8300
BOSNIA – MARKA1.7410
BOTSWANA – PULA10.5490
BRAZIL – REAL4.0200
BRUNEI – DOLLAR1.3450
BULGARIA – LEV1.7410
BURKINA FASO – CFA FRANC582.0000
BURMA-KYAT1,475.0000
BURUNDI – FRANC1,850.0000
CAMBODIA (KHMER) – RIEL4,051.0000
CAMEROON – CFA FRANC578.1200
CANADA – DOLLAR1.3000
CAPE VERDE – ESCUDO99.2910
CAYMAN ISLANDS – DOLLAR0.8200
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – CFA FRANC578.1200
CHAD – CFA FRANC578.1200
CHILE – PESO751.4800
CHINA – RENMINBI6.9610
COLOMBIA – PESO3,278.7500
COMOROS – FRANC439.0600
CONGO – CFA FRANC578.1200
COSTA RICA – COLON569.6500
COTE D’IVOIRE – CFA FRANC582.0000
CROATIA – KUNA6.4900
CUBA – Chavito1.0000
CYPRUS – EURO0.8900
CZECH REPUBLIC – KORUNA22.1650
DEM. REP. OF CONGO – FRANC1,650.0000
DENMARK – KRONE6.6520
DJIBOUTI – FRANC177.0000
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – PESO52.6600
ECUADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EGYPT – POUND16.0000
EL SALVADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EQUATORIAL GUINEA – CFA FRANC578.1200
ERITREA – NAKFA15.0000
ESTONIA – EURO0.8900
ETHIOPIA – BIRR31.8000
EURO ZONE – EURO0.8900
FIJI – DOLLAR2.1420
FINLAND – EURO0.8900
FRANCE – EURO0.8900
GABON – CFA FRANC578.1200
GAMBIA – DALASI51.0000
GEORGIA – LARI2.8700
GERMANY – EURO0.8900
GHANA – CEDI5.6600
GREECE – EURO0.8900
GRENADA – EAST CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
GUATEMALA – QUENTZAL7.6900
GUINEA BISSAU – CFA FRANC582.0000
GUINEA – FRANC9,380.0000
GUYANA – DOLLAR215.0000
HAITI – GOURDE87.6550
HONDURAS – LEMPIRA25.0000
HONG KONG – DOLLAR7.7860
HUNGARY – FORINT294.2900
ICELAND – KRONA120.7600
INDIA – RUPEE71.0000
INDONESIA – RUPIAH13,895.0000
IRAN – RIAL42,000.0000
IRAQ – DINAR1,138.0000
IRELAND – EURO0.8900
ISRAEL – SHEKEL3.4540
ITALY – EURO0.8900
JAMAICA – DOLLAR136.0000
JAPAN – YEN108.5300
JERUSALEM – SHEKEL3.4540
JORDAN – DINAR0.7080
KAZAKHSTAN – TENGE381.1800
KENYA – SHILLING101.2500
KOREA – WON1,153.7000
KOSOVO – EURO0.8900
KUWAIT – DINAR0.3030
KYRGYZSTAN – SOM69.6000
LAOS – KIP8,865.0000
LATVIA – EURO0.8900
LEBANON – POUND1500.0000
LESOTHO – MALOTI14.0560
LIBERIA – DOLLAR186.9900
LIBYA – DINAR1.3960
LITHUANIA – EURO0.8900
LUXEMBOURG – EURO0.8900
MADAGASCAR – ARIARY3,627.2000
MALAWI – KWACHA760.0000
MALAYSIA – RINGGIT4.0890
MALDIVES – RUFIYAA15.4200
MALI – CFA FRANC582.0000
MALTA – EURO0.8900
MARSHALL ISLANDS – DOLLAR1.0000
MARTINIQUE – EURO0.8900
MAURITANIA – OUGUIYA37.0000
MAURITIUS – RUPEE36.2000
MEXICO – PESO18.8920
MICRONESIA – DOLLAR1.0000
MOLDOVA – LEU17.1000
MONGOLIA – TUGRIK2,733.5200
MONTENEGRO – EURO0.8900
MOROCCO – DIRHAM9.5970
MOZAMBIQUE – METICAL 60.8500
NAMIBIA – DOLLAR14.0560
NEPAL – RUPEE113.7500
NETHERLANDS – EURO0.8900
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES – GUILDER1.7800
NEW ZEALAND – DOLLAR1.4830
NICARAGUA – CORDOBA33.8000
NIGER – CFA FRANC582.0000
NIGERIA – NAIRA361.0000
NORWAY – KRONE8.7820
OMAN – RIAL0.3850
PAKISTAN – RUPEE154.8500
PANAMA – BALBOA1.0000
PANAMA – DOLARES1.0000
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – KINA3.3110
PARAGUAY – GUARANI6,442.3301
PERU – SOL3.3140
PHILIPPINES – PESO50.6400
POLAND – ZLOTY3.7890
PORTUGAL – EURO0.8900
QATAR – RIYAL3.6400
REP. OF N MACEDONIA – DINAR54.7600
REPUBLIC OF PALAU – DOLLAR1.0000
ROMANIA – NEW LEU4.2560
RUSSIA – RUBLE62.2730
RWANDA – FRANC925.0000
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE – NEW DOBRAS22.1220
SAUDI ARABIA – RIYAL3.7500
SENEGAL – CFA FRANC582.0000
SERBIA – DINAR104.9200
SEYCHELLES – RUPEE13.6200
SIERRA LEONE – LEONE9,639.5898
SINGAPORE – DOLLAR1.3450
SLOVAK REPUBLIC – EURO0.8900
SLOVENIA – EURO0.8900
SOLOMON ISLANDS – DOLLAR8.0650
SOMALI – SHILLING575.0000
SOUTH AFRICA – RAND14.0560
SOUTH SUDANESE – POUND160.0000
SPAIN – EURO0.8900
SRI LANKA – RUPEE181.3000
ST LUCIA – E CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
SUDAN – SUDANESE POUND45.0000
SURINAME – GUILDER7.5200
SWAZILAND – LANGENI14.0560
SWEDEN – KRONA9.3010
SWITZERLAND – FRANC0.9660
SYRIA – POUND435.0000
TAIWAN – DOLLAR29.9420
TAJIKISTAN – SOMONI9.6500
TANZANIA – SHILLING2,293.0000
THAILAND – BAHT29.7700
TIMOR – LESTE DILI1.0000
TOGO – CFA FRANC582.0000
TONGA – PA’ANGA2.2090
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – DOLLAR6.6970
TUNISIA – DINAR2.7720
TURKEY – LIRA5.9420
TURKMENISTAN – NEW MANAT3.4910
UGANDA – SHILLING3,660.0000
UKRAINE – HRYVNIA23.6900
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DIRHAM3.6730
UNITED KINGDOM – POUND STERLING0.7580
URUGUAY – PESO37.1300
UZBEKISTAN – SOM9,500.0000
VANUATU – VATU112.8000
VENEZUELA – BOLIVAR SOBERANO70,675.7400
VENEZUELA – FUERTE (OLD)248,832.0000
VIETNAM – DONG23,171.0000
WESTERN SAMOA – TALA2.5370
YEMEN – RIAL480.0000
ZAMBIA – NEW KWACHA14.0500
ZIMBABWE – RTGS16.2800